California woman earns college diploma at age 94

May 15, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: TheCabin.net

It's never too late to earn your college degree. Just ask Hazel Soares . Hazel Soares, 94, right, gets ready before the start of commencement exercises at Mills College, as her son Matthew Soares, 59, looks on in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, May 15, 2010.

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“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

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May 15, 2010
 
Good for her.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

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Good for her.
Art Major. Nice to see how liberals pursue education.

I'm glad we offer financial aid to allow such endeavors.
Impossible Dream

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May 15, 2010
 
I'm sure she will have a long and illustrious career. Dreams are great but need to be realistic.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

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Obama Nation! USA! USA!

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May 15, 2010
 
Way to go, Hazel.
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May 15, 2010
 
What a shame she was White,Other wise
she would have been given one a long time ago! Know what I mean,It is SOP
folks!
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May 15, 2010
 
Now comes the hard part.......getting a friggin job in obama's ongoing recession.
Razors Edge

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May 16, 2010
 
LOL wrote:
Now comes the hard part.......getting a friggin job in obama's ongoing recession.
HOW ABOUT A PART TIME JOB,TEACHING AG HOLDER HOW TO READ,AND TEACHING THE POTUS,AND HOLDER TO SAY ISLAMIC
TERRORIST,AND RADICAL MUSLIM JIHADISTS/AL QUAEDA???
COUPLE HOURS A DAY,WH HC,PENSION,SALARY PER NORMAL
$68,000 YEAR AVERAGE WAGE IN DC?

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

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May 16, 2010
 
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Art Major. Nice to see how liberals pursue education.
I'm glad we offer financial aid to allow such endeavors.
Art Majors are conservative too DumbRyder. I have one very close to me know! Ha Ha Ha!

You are the proverbial dumb teenager spending money you don't have using Mom/-Dad's credit card. As we see in Greece, the Parents have to come in and Save the foolish Shild before they hurt themselves.

I laugh at you because leftist socialist Greece has been ordered to PRIVATIZE Their GOVERNNMENT HEALTH CARE if they want Bail Out Money from the IMF.

..not because the IMF is a Liberal org....it because their review of the Greeks budgets show their Entitlements are Unsustainable...Just Like the child Obama's!

Ha Ha Ha!

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May 16, 2010
 
LOL wrote:
Now comes the hard part.......getting a friggin job in obama's ongoing recession.
http://dccc.org/blog/archives/graph_the_road_...
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She racked up over $70K in student loans! What are the odds of her ever paying the taxpayers back?
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May 17, 2010
 
You go girl!
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Another Rip Off wrote:
She racked up over $70K in student loans! What are the odds of her ever paying the taxpayers back?
If she is looking for a job she should not waste much time.
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May 17, 2010
 
Kudos to Ms. Soares.
What A Waste

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May 18, 2010
 
Those $75K in government student loans could have gone to some poor deserving kid instead! At least a young person would be able to eventually pay the taxpayer's back.

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May 18, 2010
 
Another Rip Off wrote:
She racked up over $70K in student loans! What are the odds of her ever paying the taxpayers back?
Where did you get the idea she accrued student loan debt??

She paid for her education using her late husband's GI benefits, from WWII.
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May 18, 2010
 
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Where did you get the idea she accrued student loan debt??
She paid for her education using her late husband's GI benefits, from WWII.
Those benefits went away on Jan 1, 1990. Too costly

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May 18, 2010
 
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Those benefits went away on Jan 1, 1990. Too costly
In her case, they were earned well before then.
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May 18, 2010
 
Preston2 wrote:
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In her case, they were earned well before then.
The old GI Bill went away for everyone from WWII, Korea and Vietnam. No Grandfathering. If you didn't use it you lost it. Jan 1, 1990. I know I lost two years by messing around and not taking advantage and, there was no replacement if you were already discharged.

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May 19, 2010
 
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The old GI Bill went away for everyone from WWII, Korea and Vietnam. No Grandfathering. If you didn't use it you lost it. Jan 1, 1990. I know I lost two years by messing around and not taking advantage and, there was no replacement if you were already discharged.
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&...

So you're saying these dozens of sources all got it wrong?
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May 19, 2010
 
I concede! I just don't trust your sources. I looked for better sources but could not find any. However, it is possible due to a change in the law in 2004. But the Spouse Eligibility is very clear that her husband must have been 100% totally and permanently disabled or had a service connected disability and the VA determined that his death was a result of that disability. It is possible if her husband died in the last 10 years.

http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/CH35_Pamph...

http://www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/CH35/CH35_...

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